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Fall Lips: Using Black Dahlia Lip Tar

Hey Dolls,

Since Fall is here, I thought it was time to pull out my fall appropriate lip colors like the deeper berries, plums and rich reds. Yesterday, I wore Black Dahlia metallic tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), it's such a beautiful color for this time of year. It's described as a blackened burgundy with red pearl. I wore the color alone but I can't wait to use it with a deep berry liner to vamp it up. Here's how it looks:





OCC lip tars retail for $18. Lip tars can be purchased from OCC, Sephora and Camera Ready Cosmetics. The color Black Dahlia is available in the original matte finish and the metal finish. I'm partial to the metal finish because it applies like a gloss and dries to a metallic finish.  Also, the metallic colors have these gorgeous sparkles in them that are so eye catching and beautiful on the lips.



What fall colored lippies are you rocking?

Mac Pro Class: Highlighting and Contouring Recap

Hey Dolls,

I had the opportunity to take a Mac Pro Class this year! There were two in my area this year, I took the highlighting and contouring class at the Pentagon City Mac store in Arlington, VA; a few weeks ago.

FYI, the classes are cheaper now; this one was $25 for two hours and non redeemable in product. The price used to be $100 and fully redeemable in product.

The class was taught by Mac Senior Artist, Regan Rabanal. He taught us his tips and tricks and he did two demos on two women with different skin types and complexions to show how he uses a variety of techniques and products based on the client's needs.




Here are a few tips that I learned:

1. One contouring technique doesn't fit all. Consider the face shape and texture of skin. Someone who already has a slim, narrow face will not need as much contouring as someone who has a round face. It also helps to observe the skin to see where the natural highlight and contours are already forming. On some clients, you can al…

My Latest Haul: Urban Decay, Too Faced, Lorac and more!

Hey Dolls!

I have got to do so much better, these sporadic posts are for the birds. I did a nice lil haul for myself last month. I haven't purchased makeup since The Makeup Show (that was all for my professional makeup kit) so; I guess a haul for myself was long overdue. My hauls have no rhyme or reason, I just buy because of sales, my moods and the pretty colors! Here are the deets:


Urban Decay and Too Faced Cosmetics

Ulta had their 21 days of beauty sale last month. I had been eyeing the Urban Decay Shadow Box, I purchased it for a little over $30. It comes with 12 shades, 11 shimmer and 1 matte shade.

Urban Decay shadows have never disappointed me and neither does this palette. It's small, so it will be great for traveling. The color ranges are good for creating a neutral, colorful or smokey eye. I also received a mini sample of the Urban Decay Perversion mascara, not bad at all.



Ulta had a deal that if you by $50 in product, you cold get a free Too Faced mini cosmetics beau…